I get asked about tile trowel size a lot and it makes sense. The boxes of tile that you buy usually don’t tell you which trowel to use with them. Finding the instructions on the trowels or the bags of thinset is a hopeless endeavor. It seems as though it’s a big secret. Why does trowel … [Read more...] about Trowel Size Matters: Which trowel size do I use for …?
Installing Electric Floor Heat: The First Step "How do you know it works?" I've been asked this by more than one homeowner when installing their electric floor heat system. It's a good question. This post contains affiliate links. The site owner may earn a commission should you click on an … [Read more...] about Installing Electric Floor Heat: How to Not Void Your Warranty
Typically I encourage people to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Especially when the company has clear, detailed, and easy to understand instructions. But when it comes to both Ditra Heat and Ditra Heat TB [edit: now called Ditra-Heat Duo] there are two things that I just don't feel … [Read more...] about Ditra Heat Mat Installation: Ignore these two rules
New Tile Products Heated Tile Floor Membranes Joining the likes of Ditra Heat and Prodeso Heat is the newcomer Prova Flex-Heat. The newer trend in heated tile floors is to run the heated wire in the tile underlayment rather than on top or below. The advantage is the installation is a little easier … [Read more...] about 7 Hot New Tile Products and Tools for 2016
Thinset Decoded Part 2: Which is the Best Thinset to use for... There are too many thinsets. How are you keep supposed to keep track of them all? Besides, all you really need to know is which is the best thinset to use for your project without screwing it up. A quick look at Lowes.com … [Read more...] about Thinset Decoded: Which Thinset to use | Infographic